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Online resources for retrofit

Looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home without causing unwanted problems like moisture buildup, cold bridging or ventilation issues?

Here are our top online resources to support your retrofit ambition...

For advice, including retrofit assessments

Retrofit WEST advice line - a great service covering South Gloucestershire (but not, as far as we know, Gloucestershire). 

SevernWye Energy Agency's PDF advice guides cover a broad spectrum. They also offer retrofit assessments for householders, landlords and businesses.

Centre for Sustainable Energy - low-carbon retrofitting guide, which covers the whole-house approach.

People powered retrofit - an independent, not-for-profit service that offers householders impartial advice on domestic retrofit from their base in Manchester.

For more info on breathable materials

Alliance for Sustainable Building Products - 'An Introduction to Breathability' (2-page PDF)

For up-skilling, if you have time

The green register offer various online 'retrofitting traditional buildings' courses.

Sustainable traditional building alliance - a 24-page PDF aimed at building owners, architects, project managers and building contractors.

For people power!

Your neighbour's homes are likely to be built using similar fabrics and techniques to your own, so you might want to come together to share retrofit ideas, experiences and potential funding sources.


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